Black Power Encyclopedia: From "Black Is Beautiful" to Urban Uprisings, 1st Edition

  • Akinyele Umoja
  • Karin L. Stanford
  • Jasmin A. Young
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  • ISBN-10: 1440840075
  • ISBN-13: 9781440840074
  • DDC: 323.1196
  • 1056 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released April 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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Unlike the Civil Rights Movement's emphasis on the rhetoric and practice of nonviolence and social and political goal of integration, Black Power was defined by the promotion of Black self-determination, Black consciousness, independent Black politics, and the practice of armed self-defense. Black Power changed communities, curriculums, and culture in the United States and served as an inspiration for social justice internationally. This unique two-volume set provides readers with an understanding of Black Power's important role in the turbulence, social change, and politics of the 1960s and 1970s in America and how the concepts of the movement continue to influence contemporary Black politics, culture, and identity. Cross-disciplinary and broad in its approach, this title explores the emergence and evolution of the Black Power Movement in the United States some 50 years ago. The entries examine the key players, organizations and institutions, trends, and events of the period, enabling readers to better understand the ways in which African Americans broke through racial barriers, developed a positive identity, and began to feel united through racial pride and the formation of important social change organizations. The encyclopedia also covers the important impact of the more militant segments of the movement, such as Malcolm X and the Nation of Islam and the Black Panthers.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Recent Titles in Movements of the American Mosaic Series.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Armed Resistance in the Black Power Movement.
Black Power, Red Power, and the Potential of Red-Black Unity.
Black Power Studies.
Gender, Black Women, and Black Power.
Urban Rebellions.
1: Abubakari, Dara (Virginia Collins) (1915-2011).
2: African Liberation Support Committee.
3: Afro Set Black Nationalist Party for Self-Defense (1967-1973).
4: Alabama Black Liberation Front.
5: Ali, Muhammad (1942-2016).
6: All-African People’s Revolutionary Party.
7: Assassinations.
8: Attica Prison Rebellion.
9: Baker, General Gordon, Jr. (1941-2014).
10: Bambara, Toni Cade (1939-1995).
11: Baraka, Amiri (LeRoi Jones) (1934-2014).
12: Black Aesthetic.
13: Black Arts Movement.
14: Black Bookstores.
15: Black Churches.
16: Black Economic Union.
17: Black Internationalism.
18: Black Is Beautiful.
19: Black Liberation Army.
20: Black Marxism (Book).
21: Black Music.
22: Black Panther Party.
23: Black Power Abroad.
24: Black Power Conferences.
25: Black Prisoner Activism.
26: Black Psychology.
27: Black Student Activism.
28: Black Student Alliance.
29: Black Studies.
30: Black United Front.
31: Black Women’s Alliance/Third World Women’s Alliance (1970-1975).
32: Blaxploitation Films.
33: Boggs, James (1919-1993) and Grace Lee (1915-2015).
34: Bond, Julian (1940-2015).
35: Bremond, Walter (1934-1982).
36: Brown, Elaine (1943-).
37: Brown, Hubert “H. Rap” (1943-).
38: Brown, James (1933-2006).
39: Carmichael, Stokely (Kwame Ture) (1941-1998).
40: Carter, Alprentice “Bunchy” (1942-1969).
41: Che Lumumba Club.
42: Chisholm, Shirley (1924-2005).
43: Cleaver, Kathleen Neal (1945-).
44: Coltrane, John (1926-1967).
45: Combahee River Collective.
46: Committee for Unified Newark (1968-1976).
47: Communist International and Black Power.
48: Cone, James Hal (1938-).
49: Congress of African People (1970-1979).
50: Congress of Racial Equality.
51: Council of Independent Black Institutions.
52: Counterintelligence Program.
53: Cuban Revolution (1953-1959).
54: Cultural Nationalism.
55: Davis, Angela Yvonne (1944-).
56: Deacons for Defense and Justice.
57: Douglas, Emory (1943-).
58: Edwards, Harry (1942-).
59: Electoral Politics and Black Power.
60: Fanon, Frantz (1925-1961).
61: Forman, James (1928-2005).
62: Fuller, Hoyt (1923-1981).
63: Garvin, Victoria “Vicki” Ama (1915-2007).
64: Giovanni, Nikki (1943-).
65: Group on Advanced Leadership (1961-1965).
66: Hampton, Fred, Sr. (1948-1969).
67: Hare, Nathan (1933-).
68: Hatcher, Richard (1933-).
69: House of Umoja.
70: Institute of the Black World.